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Activities, Parks and Recreation
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Recreation Facilities

We are excited to let you know that select City of Edmonton Recreation Centres will reopen starting on July 6!

You will find many new COVID-19 safety measures in place and a new system for visiting facilities. The following facilities will be opening over the month of July.

Opening on July 6 - Fitness Centres and Gymnasiums for Badminton and Pickleball
Opening on July 13 - Fitness Centre, Functional Training Centre and Fieldhouse for Badminton and Pickleball
Opening on July 20 - Indoor Pools at:

Register for your visit (required)

All visits require a pre-registration for a particular time slot and amenity.

  • Fitness centre and court sports - 75 minute time slots
  • Public swim/aquafit/outdoor fitness - 60 minute time slots
  • Lane swim - 30 minute time slots

To reserve your time slot, please visit movelearnplay.edmonton.ca. Available times will be visible starting Friday July 3 at 1:30pm for fitness centres and court sports, and on Monday July 13 for aquatic reservations.

Reopening of Selected Spray Parks

Updated June 22, 2020

The City is reopening 25 Spray Parks across the city for safe use.

Outdoor Fitness Programs

Effective June 22, modified outdoor fitness programs are being offered in select locations. Individuals 13 years and older will be able to register for these programs on movelearnplay.edmonton.ca

Bookings and Rentals of Sports Amenities

Effective June 15, the City of Edmonton has resumed rentals of City-owned sports fields, ball diamonds, and staffed field and track & field facilities. Field lining services on non-staffed fields not available this season. Limited picnic bookings are available at select sites effective July 4th.

Summer ice rentals in City of Edmonton arenas resumed July 2. Summer gymnasium rentals in City of Edmonton community recreation centres resume July 6. Summer fieldhouse rentals are set to resume July 6 (Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre) and July 13 (Kinsmen Sports Centre). Indoor pool rentals at Clareview Community Recreation Centre, Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre and Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre resume July 20

Summer rentals were allocated prior to COVID-19. Bookings and rentals staff will first confirm rentals with users with pre-existing rentals, and then field new requests.

For more information:

Sports, Play and Open Space Amenities

Day Camps

2020 Summer Day Camps

After careful consideration, the City of Edmonton has decided to cancel summer day camp offerings for the 2020 season. Many variables went into this decision including how current fiscal restraints affect our ability to offer the kind of enriching and safe experience Edmontonians have come to expect and a reasonable price.      

Anyone who had previously registered for a camp will be notified of this cancellation along with instructions about how to receive credit or a refund.

Green Shack Programming

Green Shack programming will not be activated for the duration of the summer season. This decision was made as part of the City’s strategy to reduce expedictures in response to the COVID-19 crisis and will not be affected by Provincial economic relaunch plans.

Outdoor Pools

All City operated outdoor pools, and the City Hall fountain, will remain closed for the duration of the summer season.

This decision was made as part of the City’s strategy to reduce expedictures in response to the COVID-19 crisis and will not be affected by Provincial economic relaunch plans. 

Guidelines for Using City Amenities

Some new guidelines will are now in place: 

  • Users should use local playgrounds in their neighbourhoods and sanitize their hands before and after use.
  • Singles activities in tennis or pickleball courts require users to maintain 2 metres of physical distance. 
  • Tennis or pickleball doubles are allowed, provided it is with members of the same household or family cohort. 
  • Equipment should only be shared by members of the same household or their family cohort.
  • Games on basketball and volleyball courts will only be permitted if they are with members of the same household or family cohort. These spaces are also open for casual use, for example, shooting a ball.  
  • Picnic site bookings have been cancelled through June 14, 2020 but are available for casual use by groups of 50 people or fewer. A determination of picnic site booking requests beyond June 14 are under review.
  • Provincial Playground Guidance
Public Health Guidelines
  • Maintain 2 metre physical distance
  • Gather in groups of 50 people or fewer 
  • Only share common equipment with members of the same family or cohort 
  • Stay home if you feel sick 
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer
  • Wash and sanitize your hands before and after using these areas

Attractions and Events
 Places to go, things to do

The Edmonton Valley Zoo is now open with new safety measures and guidelines. Come visit safely and please obey public health orders and guidelines.

Tickets are not available at the gate and are being sold online only. Members and Pass Holders must also book tickets online in advance.

Buy Tickets / Book Timed Entry 

Business and Economy
Developing and maintaining a strong business community

Please refer to COVID-19 Support for Edmonton Businesses for information and resources available to you during this difficult time.

Read about up-to-date COVID-19 related service adjustments for development, permit, licensing, and construction & inspection services.

City Government
 The foundation of a dynamic, resiliant Edmonton

Council Meetings, Standing Committee Meetings and Public Hearings

The Council and Committee meeting schedule has been impacted by COVID-19.

Some meetings have been cancelled. Please visit edmonton.ca/meetings for more information on what meetings are currently scheduled.

City Hall

City Hall is closed to the public until further notice to ensure the health and safety of Council, City employees and the public. Staff and accredited media will continue to have access to the building and the parkade will remain open to the public. Social distancing and hygiene practices will continue to be mandatory at City Hall.

Updated May 25, 2020

2020 Operating Budget

On April 29, City Council confirmed that the combined tax levy for municipal and education property taxes will be 0% for residential property owners and a 2% decrease for non-residential property owners. The 2020 budget absorbs financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that could have meant a municipal tax levy increase of 7.6% to address the impacts of the tax-supported revenue losses.

For a typical home in Edmonton valued at $387,000, this is a decrease of $28.

Property taxes are due in June but, this year, late payment penalties will not be charged on taxes paid by September 1, 2020. This applies to both the education and municipal portions of the tax bill for residential and non-residential properties.

Please see the news release for more information about the April 29th budget update.

Property Tax Relief

The City of Edmonton is supporting citizens and businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All property owners who are experiencing financial difficulty, whether they pay property tax annually or monthly, may delay their usual payments until August 31 and no late penalties will be applied. For more information, see COVID-19 Property Tax Relief Information.

 Program & Service Adjustments
A search tool to help people understand what City programs and services have been adjusted or impacted due to COVID-19 and/or staffing and budget constraints.
This listing is updated regularly, so please check back often as we begin to reopen some programs and services. 

City-run Projects and Plans
Building Edmonton

COVID-19 and Construction
We are continuing to maintain and build infrastructure for a safe and healthy Edmonton. COVID-19 will cause impacts to construction projects, as it has for many other City programs and services. We will work with our industry partners to manage these.

The City and its contractors are following the requirements of Alberta Health Services to keep worksites safe.

Construction 2020

Construction is ramping up on the streets of Edmonton.

We are advancing more than 300 capital projects in every corner of the city. These projects are critical to keeping our roads, bridges and neighbourhoods in good condition, while balancing the need for new infrastructure.

Ongoing and New Projects

Edmontonians can expect to see work on ongoing construction projects like the Groat Road Bridge, the Valley Line Southeast and early work on the Valley Line West. New projects are also starting, including the first major construction on the Yellowhead Trail Freeway ConversionStadium LRT Station and other LRT renewal projects.

Neighbourhoods and Parks

In addition, the City is moving forward with the planned neighbourhood renewal in 10 neighbourhoods including Alberta Avenue and Strathcona and major park redevelopments at Butler Memorial Park and Beaumaris Lake Open Space Rehabilitation.

Driving, Cycling and Walking
 Getting around Edmonton

Updated June 11, 2020

Shared Streets

Shared Streets are open for people who walk, bike and drive, regardless of how they choose to move around our city. Vehicle access is restricted to local traffic only along Shared Streets, and since all modes are using the same space, the speed limit is reduced to 20 km/hr. Streets in densely populated neighbourhoods are the priority, so all Edmontonians have an opportunity to space out. 

Confirmed streets for implementation:

  • 103 Avenue (111 Street to 125 Street)
  • 125 Street (Jasper Avenue to 103 Avenue)
  • Jasper Avenue (124 Street to 125 Street) 
  • 115 Street (103 Avenue to alley south of 100 Avenue)
  • 114 Street (103 Avenue to 103a Avenue)  
  • 108 Street (99 Avenue to 104 Avenue)
  • 110 Street (University Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive)
  • 88 Avenue (109 Street to 110 Street)
  • 84 Avenue (109 Street  to 112 Street)
    University Ave (109 Street to 114 Street) 
  • 112 Avenue S (112 Avenue to 76 Street)
    76 Street (112 Avenue S to 110 Avenue)
    110 Avenue (76 Street to 75 Street)
    75 Street (110 Avenue to Ada Boulevard)
  • Ada Boulevard (44 Street to 75 Street)
    Ada Boulevard (109 Avenue to 104 Avenue)
  • 119 Avenue (106 Street Service Road to 101 Street)
    101 Street (118 Avenue to 124 Avenue)
  • 113 Street (111 Avenue to 105 Avenue)
    109 Avenue (118 Street to 106 Street)
    109 Avenue (109 Street to 106 Street)
  • 96 Street (111 Avenue to 103a Avenue)
    108a Avenue (96 Street to 94 Street)
Lane Closures
  • Victoria Promenade (100 Avenue) from 116 Street to 121 Street: the bike lane was expanded and converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Victoria Park Road from 116 Street to Groat Bridge: curb lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Saskatchewan Drive from 105 Street to 109 Street: traffic is reduced to a single lane with the north lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • 104 Street from University Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive:  vehicle lane reduction, northbound travel lanes are converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Saskatchewan Drive from 110 Street to 116 Street: the westbound lane will be closed to provide a shared space for people walking and biking, next to the shared-pathway
  • Jasper Avenue from 121 Street to 124 Street: traffic reduced to a single lane in the eastbound direction, as the eastbound curb lane will be converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • 102 Avenue from 103 Street to 108 Street: eastbound and select westbound traffic lanes will be converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking 
  • 103A Avenue from Jasper Ave to 99 Street: lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Jasper Avenue from 103A Ave to 82 Street: lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • 82 Street  from Jasper Avenue to 112 Avenue: lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • 112 Avenue from 82 street to 112 Avenue: lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Whyte Avenue (82 Avenue) north side, from Gateway Boulevard to 105 Street: parking lane and right travel lane closure to provide additional space for people to enjoy restaurant patios and retail stores
  • 102 Street from Whyte Avenue to the alley north of 81 Avenue: conversion of street to one-way southbound for vehicles to provide additional space for people to enjoy restaurant patios and retail stores
Pedestrian Signals

The City of Edmonton will adjust push buttons at pedestrian crossings and allocate some roadways for shared use effective Thursday. These changes will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and encourage physical distancing while Edmontonians are outside. 

Pedestrian signals will become automatic at 56 intersections located in high pedestrian areas and around hospitals to eliminate the need to push buttons at these crossings. The City will post signage to promote the change in these areas. The audible signal for the visually impaired will continue to be activated by pushing the button.

Vehicle for Hire - Taxis, Limos and Rideshares

The original Order was repealed by the City after the Government of Alberta issued new guidance for Taxis, Limos and Rideshares on May 24. This new provincial guidance covers driver hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, distancing, passengers, and more.

Provincial Guidance for Taxis, Limos & Rideshares

Physical Distancing in Public Spaces

Edmontonians are reminded to use caution and follow physical distancing guidelines and practical recommendations when interacting in public spaces. 

Please keep your physical distance; at least 2 metres from others, whether it's on trails, in parks, on stairs, or buying groceries. It’s important to follow physical distancing practices as outlined by Alberta Health Services.
 
Park Rangers and security personnel will be patrolling parks, staircases, and trails to support closures and physical distancing requirements.

Funicular

Beginning June 15, the funicular will resume operation from 7 am to 9 pm, providing accessibility options into the river valley for Edmontonians.  Additional COVID-19 prevention measures will be introduced, including limiting ridership to two people at a time, adding signage about physical distancing and increasing cleaning of frequently-touched surfaces.

Current Traffic Disruptions

Know what's happening and plan your commute.

Home and Neighbourhood
 Our vibrant city starts at home

Neighbourhoods

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Programs and Services
 A caring, informed, service-driven City

 Program & Service Adjustments
A search tool to help people understand what City programs and services have been adjusted or impacted due to COVID-19 and/or staffing and budget constraints.
This listing is updated regularly, so please check back often as we begin to reopen some programs and services. 

Transit (ETS)
 Providing public transportation and services

Regular Service Resumes August 30
We are pleased to welcome back riders to regular bus service starting August 30. We thank ETS customers for their patience and understanding over the past 5 months as we made adjustments in response to the pandemic to help keep Edmontonians safe.

Buses run on enhanced Saturday services until regular bus service resumes August 30, updates on School Special buses and post-secondary routes, as well as health and safety information.

Updated July 28, 2020

Stay Safe and Healthy on Transit

We are in this together - we can keep each other safe and healthy by following a few simple steps. Wear a mask or face covering, physically distance yourself from others, consider travelling during off-peak times and continue to follow AHS guidelines. Bus shields and LRT cabs provide excellent protection so Operators do not need to wear masks when in a shielded area. However, Operators and other public facing transit employees will wear masks when going into public areas.

Late Night Supplement Service

Essential health care workers may be eligible for Late Night Supplement Service that includes one-way trips between 10pm and 1am.  Our latest AHS pickups are at 12:30am. Please call 311 for eligibility and to register. Please note that this service will end on August 29, as regular service resumes on August 30. 

Late Night Owl

From April 20- August 29, the last LRT service departure is 10 p.m. Late Night Owl bus service ends after midnight. These adjustments better align with the travel needs of those customers making essential trips, while helping to further address safety, security, public health and cleanliness challenges.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Updated July 7, 2020

We are continuing our daily enhanced cleaning and disinfecting on buses, LRT, DATS vehicles, transit centres, LRT stations as well as high touch areas.

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